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Structured learning of argumentation theory
on 31 December 2010
'As I am currently studying argumentation theory I happily stumbled across Keal' Win an argument. In this book he lays down 40 techniques of debate and argumentation, ranging from rhetoric to logical fallacy, laid out in no particular order, but each one if studied and mastered can help your debating skills develop exponentially.
Unlike other of this genre I have read, Keal attempts to place a learning plan of bulleted points, in an attempt to master these 40 techniques. I have to say using these learning techniques it may well take a while to learn all 40 debating techniques, however if the plan is followed you will have mastered a new and very interesting skill.
No longer will you be brow beaten by bad logical arguments, personal attacks or clever rhetoric on the part of the opponent, this book will allow you to debate with others with clear head, a route map for where the debate is headed and the ability to bat away any red herrings that are thrown at you.
Top rate book, not so much for the 40 techniques, but the way Keal has cleverly instigated a study plan to give it an authenticity of Academic work. As mentioned most books give the fallacies, the examples, but no structure as to how to master these other than rote and recall, Keal does a much better job of teaching the student how to learn these techniques to become automatic.